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Poster: holysquid Date: Jul 7, 2008 8:35pm
Forum: faqs Subject: MP3s on Live Archive

I've been trying to post some MP3 files for the live archive, but they always get red flagged by the robot after a few days and you cannot access them until I re-submit them through the metaeditor. These are completely harmless files and they work fine when they are up.

Any ideas on how I can keep the MP3 files there permentantly without going over and re-submitting everything over and over?

I would also like to have the stream player on the page but not sure how to do that either.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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Poster: kustota Date: Jul 7, 2008 9:29pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: MP3s on Live Archive

maybe you should try uploading lossless files (flac) and allow derivatives. if you have only 160kbps mp3s, there will be no player on the item page. i'm not 100% sure, but 'red-flagging' might also result from lack of lossless files in your uploads.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jul 20, 2008 11:48am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: MP3s on Live Archive

If you upload to the test collection (which you might have been doing), items are removed after 30 days. If a user continually uploads items to the test collection as if it's a person's short-term hosting service, those items may be removed much sooner than 30 days.

Are your items staying if uploaded normally, to Open Source Audio? If not, there may be a different issue- in that case do you have examples of some OSA items that went away?

EDIT: Oops, missed the part where you said "live archive." If you were trying to put mp3 or mp3-sourced files in one of the Live Music Archive collections, that'll be the problem. For lossy formats like mp3, Open Source Audio is the appropriate place. Kustota's right- start with wav > flac and it's good for LMA.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-07-20 18:48:59